Saturday April 25, 2015
Home Page & News
Welcome to the website of the East Kent Hunt Branch. Established in 1933, the branch is part of Area 11. The District Commissioner is Roz Bacon and the Assistant DC is Clare Martin.
If you have any news, results, photos or anything else that would be interesting to other members please send items to website editor Celia Ransley
Updated 24th April 2015


NEW –  MOUNTED GAMES RALLY – There will be a Mounted  Games RALLY ( THIS IS NOT A TRAINING SESSION) open to ALL at Lisa Thompson’s  Little Davlis Farm, Potkiln Lane ,High Halden TN26 3HT  on Friday May 1st at 6.30 pm. If you would like to attend please ring or text Lisa 07837636952 so that the instructors know who will be there. There will be a£5 charge.

NEW – PC/Open Combined Training hosted by EKHPC at Welwyn Farm,Nr Hawkinge, Wednesday 27th May.Click below for schedule and entry form below,classes for all.

EKHPC schedule 27 5 2015 (1) Combined Training                           EKHPC 27 5 15 Entry form 2015 Combined Training

NEW – FUNDRAISER – FUN QUIZ NIGHT  on Saturday 18th April 2015  Good fun was had by all and thanks for all that supported there was quite a lot of head searching questions which had us all thinking ! well done and a big thank you to Andy & Sheila  Parmenter  for running and organising it we raised £170.00 on the night.

NEW - Horse & Pony Care tests C & C + full details on Rallies Page

NEW – Schoolmaster 12 2 h Pony for Loan full details on advert page.

NEWS –  Mounted Games Teams At Easter weekend our Mini and Senior games teams, accompanied by some mini guest riders from Ashford Valley set off to Surrey to find a cold and windy field for our Walton On The Hill competition.Our senior team rode superbly and came an “eggcellent” 5th.Our mini teams A and B worked really well and our A team came 1st and the B team came 4th. Full report on Mounted Games result page.Well done to all.

NEWS – YELA  - We have some new members joined up for YELA in March , Ellie Tutt, Megan Tutt, Tegan Bright and Nat Parmenter. More information on YELA page of our website or contact Claire Martin Assistant DC.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME INFORMATION - Go to Rallies & Information page for all you need to know about rallies at East Kent Hunt Pony Club.

NEW – Dates for Horse & Pony Care Competitions and dates for training – Organisor Claire Martin.see Horse & Pony Care/Competitions/Training 2015  page for dates and times.

Last year we took 3 teams to the Area Qualifier and one of those won this competition and went to the Championships at Cholmondeley Castle which was a major achievement. As well as learning loads, the members also had lots of fun training and taking part in the Competition.It’s now time to start preparing for the 2015 Blue Cross Horse & Pony Care Competitions. This year we have the opportunity to take part in a practice event before the Area Qualifier to help with preparing everyone for the Area Competition.The training sessions will be for the Junior Teams which includes members that are 13 years and under on 1 January 2015. There is no minimum age for this section. Questions are based on D to C level tests. If you do not want to do the competitions you can still come to these sessions to improve your knowledge, as we will also be working towards The Pony Club Achievement badges as we progress with the training. Please let Claire Martin know are interested in coming to the training. Ideally if you want to be in a Team for the Competition you will need to come to as many training sessions as possible.

NEW –  Fund raising –  Equine Table Top sale Saturday 28th March – Just to say a massive Thank You to all of you who supported this event, either by advertising, donating, booking a table or just coming to shop!  Between us we have raised over £200 which is a really good effort, so many thanks.  I hope that those of you who had a table were also pleased with your results, it was certainly a very socialable morning.

NEW – Winter Triathlon Championships. The East Kent Hunt Pony Club were very proud to be able to send a whole team to the Winter Championships; only one other pony club were successful in doing so.  Our members had a fun day, meeting and making new friends from all over the country. Full report on Tetrathlon page.

NEW – England Home International Pony Club Trial  – Well done to our Pony Club Member Ellie Tutt full report on Mounted Games page.On Sunday 22nd March Ellie Tutt and her pony Jack attended the Pony Club England Home International Trial   at Dallas Burston polo grounds Warwickshire.Both Ellie and Jack rode an outstanding trial and throughout conducted themselves beautifully and without a doubt were always within the top mix, Ellie’s commitment to her mounted games training throughout the winter months on a new pony paid off and she was awarded 2nd reserve.Although this doesn’t mean she attends Windsor this year she has to be ready in case an injury should occur to any of the 6 ponies or riders ahead of her. This is the first time since 2005 that an East Kent rider has been short listed, so this itself is a major achievement.

NEW – Well done to all who competed on the 21st March in the Old Surrey & Burstow Tet Junior Team –  and Mini  Team full report and photos on the tetrathlon page.

NEW – Rally times and dates for Dressage at RDA Chartham go to rallies dressage page for more details.

NEW – New details for Horse & Pony Care training and competitions please go to  Horse & Pony Care Page

NEW – Blue Cross/Pony Club event raised £110.00 thanks for all your support

NEW - Dates for Eventing, Hunter Trials on Eventing pages now

NEW – Schedules & dates for Tetrathlon competitions on pages now

NEW – Exciting news our branch has been selected to pilot the THE YOUNG EQUESTRIAN CLUB within our Branch. Young Equestrians is a scheme created by Hoof, The British Equestrian Federation legacy programme, in collaboration with the Pony Club aimed at 13-18 year olds. Thanks to Sport Englands funding we are given virtual tools to help establish the club and marketing materials.It provides an extra social element for the teenagers to spend more time with their friends, developing life skills, generally having fun and hopefully trying new activities. It will also give older members a chance to be more involved and an opportunity to voice their ideas. Then we will try to arrange appropriate events in the holidays depending on what the Young Equestrians want.The only requirement is that the teenagers register (no fee) and each week record on the online portal their riding sessions (at home, rallies, shows etc, achievements and any skills gained). This scheme also works well with YELA as volunteering hours can be recorded.

We launched  this scheme in Half Term on Sunday 15 February and had some great feedback.See new page The Young Equestrian Club for more details.

NEW – weekend rally dates with Claire  Stryzyk

NEW –  PC –  Camp dates for 2015 – Full details on Camp Details Pages Now limited spaces so apply now !

Senior Camp Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July – Coldblow Farm – 

Junior Camp Tuesday August to Thursday 6 August –Bigberry Farm – Cost £180.00 per member – ‘Residential Camp’

Mini Camp Monday 10 – Weds 12 Aug – Hampton Farm –   Cost £85 per member – Daily Camp

Recent Achievements by current members – We would just like to say how proud we are of the recent achievements of EKHPC Pony Club members in their own particular fields,but feel it is better that this website is reserved for Pony Club achievements only.